EU countries have reached agreements on proposed laws to combat climate change on Wednesday night. They backed the phasing out of new fossil fuel-powered cars by 2035 and the creation of a multi-billion-euro fund to protect poorer citizens from spending on products that produce carbon dioxide, Reuters reported.
Frans Timmermans, the Dutch vice-president of the bloc’s executive body, offered the remarks at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee
Brussels will stand behind Bulgaria if it decides to complete the Belene NPP. This is clear from the words of Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. He assures that nuclear energy will play a role in the future that the EC has nothing against its use, but each country must decide for itself.
We will ensure that the transition in the coal regions is done in a fair way, and I promise you that no one will be abandoned and forgotten. This was said by the Executive Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the European Green Pact, Frans Timmermans, today at the conference in Sofia "The Green Transition - Solutions and Challenges for Bulgaria".
The European Union on Sept. 22 welcomed Turkey's plan to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change next month.
"Very welcome step that Turkey is ready to ratify the #ParisAgreement on climate," Frans Timmermans, the European Commission's executive vice president for the European Green Deal, said on Twitter.
The European Commission's executive vice president for the European Green Deal and Turkish minister of environment and urbanization on Sept. 16 held the first EU-Turkey high-level dialogue on climate change.
The officials discussed the necessary steps to fight the devastating effects of climate change and to significantly cut emissions by 2050.